New Seymour Duncan Vice Grip Compressor
Jan22

New Seymour Duncan Vice Grip Compressor

Another day and another report of new pedals coming out in the lead up to NAMM. In fact, at the time of this writing, NAMM 2015 was 30 minutes from going live. Things are going to get crazy and we’ll do our best to stay on top of it all. Today we have a fun announcement from Seymour Duncan. They have a new compressor coming out called the Vice Grip. They describe it as, “a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists...

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Heptode Winner Review
Jan21

Heptode Winner Review

Earlier this month we announced the winner of the Heptode Virtuoso. It was Sean W. of Maple Ridge, B.C. It took awhile for the pedal to traverse both countries, but it finally arrived and from the picture below it looks like they are getting along just fine. This is what Sean had to say after playing it: “I have to say this pedal sounds awesome. Way better than I thought …and my expectations were already high. I can only...

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Electro-Harmonix: Super Pulsar
Jan20

Electro-Harmonix: Super Pulsar

The old Stereo Pulsar from Electro-Harmonix gave you the ability to modulate your wave form, from square to triangle. Coupled with the ability to control transitions from negative to positive saw tooth or adjust the overall pulse width and you had a pedal that could reel in vintage sounds, but also get modern with the tremolo sounds. Never one to rest on their laurels, EHX has announced that in 2015 they are releasing a new tremolo...

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Aguilar’s New Fuzzistor
Jan19

Aguilar’s New Fuzzistor

2015 already saw the announcement of the Soul Food for Bass from Electro-Harmonix. A ‘Klon-like transparent overdrive’ set up and registered for bass tones. If that wasn’t enough to get those who fiddle-on-four excited, then perhaps this little nugget of info will wake ’em up. Aguilar has put together a new fuzz box for bass called the Fuzzistor. Aguilar is one of those companies that makes it all: amps,...

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Xtomp: 300 Pedals In One
Jan16

Xtomp: 300 Pedals In One

My wife loves to read. Loves it. Sometimes she reads multiple books in one week – at the same time. We have books lying all over our house, sitting on shelves, tables, you name it. Long after they have been read, there they lay. So, imagine my excitement when I purchased her a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago. Here was the perfect gift, a small, digital device that has the ability to store thousands of books in one place. No...

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